On May 10, fellow Western student Emily Fister and I jumped into a whirlwind of social and political developments that is Malaysia.
It was a hot Thursday afternoon in Laredo, Texas. The build site had been transformed from a concrete pad to a framed house in three days, and the only remaining step was to get the roof trusses in place. It was close to 100 degrees, and the group was beginning to feel the effects of working in desert-like conditions.
Ray Bradbury began writing in the 1940s, at a time when science fiction and fantasy were relegated to pulp magazines with lurid covers, and were looked on with contempt in literary circles. Bradbury, who died June 5, ended up one of the most venerated figures in American letters.
Today’s graduates must not stand idly by and witness the injustices of the world; they must speak out against them, said Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish at the Wednesday, June 20 morning session of Western’s 299th Convocation.
A partnership between Western’s Nursing program and Minto Properties, a company that owns and manages London’s Cherryhill Village Mall and its adjacent residential buildings, is proving mutually beneficial.